The Underwater Encounters series delivers intriguing facts and first-hand accounts as told by an adventurous and well-respected author/diver, Elizabeth Cook, and the acclaimed underwater photographer, Robert Yin. Readers come face-to-face with some of the most interesting animals imaginable - directly from the depths of the world's mysterious seas. Students love to learn how ocean animals hunt, hide, and communicate.
A special enhanced educational section within each book, titled "Protecting Our Blue Planet" identifies specific activities to help care for the blue planet. This series inspires readers to make a difference to the future of our oceans while educating students on marine life diversity.
Topics introduced in the Underwater Encounters series includes explanations on how sea creatures use camouflage to disguise themselves, why fish swim in schools, and which animals are dangerous to swimmers, divers, and snorkelers.
Intriguing tales of encounters with ocean creatures
Compelling explanations of marine life behavior
Stunning underwater color photographs
Captivating content that keeps the reader engaged and helps to develop vocabulary skills
First-hand anecdotes that capture the reader's sense of adventure
Fascinating collections of sea life, from tricky and clever to stinging and treacherous
Promotes awareness of environmental issues
Provides practical ideas for students to become involved in protecting marine ecosystems
Includes links to relevant websites for further student research
What is a crustacean and how clever are they? Are crabs and lobster hard to catch because they can see us, smell us, or hear us? How do barnacles eat? Entertain reluctant readers with answers to these questions and other interesting facts about the crustacean family.
Come learn about the creepiest sea creatures in the ocean. From barracuda to sea cucumbers, wolf eels to crocodile fish, explore some of the strangest, most exotic, and most interesting animals in the ocean.
Find out what makes a fish a fish. According to scientist, some "fish," such as starfish, cuttlefish and jellyfish, are not really fish at all. Examine the difference between invertebrates and vertebrates, and why this makes some fish NOT fish.
Read about intriguing tricks and clever survival tactics of undersea creatures. Students learn the reasons behind such unusual behaviors as sleeping in cocoons, hitching a ride on larger fish, or sharing homes with blind shrimp.
Discover the secrets of underwater camouflage. How do animals change their appearance and magically vanish? Readers explore a variety of sea animals that can change color, create smoke screens, and disappear into a crowd.
Read about some of the ocean's most unusual animals and why they look the way they do. Learn about pufferfish that inflate themselves, frogfish that have hair, sea dragons that are not really dragons, and fish that fly.
Engage students in the sport of scuba diving with this introduction to the required skills, gear, and certification process. Common questions are answered, such as, "Should I be afraid of sharks?" and "What if I get seasick?
Discover where these ocean reptiles live and why they are endangered. Visit a turtle sanctuary and learn how turtles make a nest and lay eggs. Read how scientists and conservationists are tracking and caring for these special ocean dwellers.
Learn about the unique tools of undersea animals. Read how they protect and feed themselves using spines, stingers and teeth. Take a look at some of the animals scuba divers are cautious around including crown-of-thorn sea stars, sting rays, barracuda, and sharks.
Wrap students' attention around the intriguing animals that use tentacles for feeding, mating, and protection. Study the differences between octopuses and squid. Have a close encounter with a chambered nautilus. And discover whose tentacles are poisonous and whose are friendly.
The Complete Set of Underwater Encounters includes 1 copy of each of the 10 titles in the collection. The series introduces interesting topics such as how sea creatures use camouflage to disguise themselves, why fish swim in schools, and which animals are dangerous to swimmers, divers, and snorkelers.
The Guided Reading Set of Underwater Encounters includes 6 copies of each of the 10 titles in the collection. The series introduces interesting topics such as how sea creatures use camouflage to disguise themselves, why fish swim in schools, and which animals are dangerous to swimmers, divers, and snorkelers.